Activities for Individuals

Healing Roots facilitates a discussion every month for our Learning Community at the Midtown Global Market in South Minneapolis at 920 East Lake Street. Participants at each meeting pick the topic and the date for the next meeting. (We have found that choosing one regular day of the week always leaves someone out, so the day of the week varies.) Everyone is welcome. For some topics, we invite people to do some research beforehand to share, but that is not a prerequisite. There is no charge for attending.

We choose topics on modern European American culture or whiteness, particularly to build our skills at facilitating discussions and educating others about what needs to be transformed for an equitable, just, and healthy society, We may also choose topics to learn about our root cultures and draw resources from them to replace whiteness, for health and healing, and to add richness and meaning to our lives.

European American Learning Community

Topic for Discussion: Our relationship to land

Monday, March 19
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Midtown Global Market, 6:30- 8:00 pm
920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
We will meet in the area between Mapps and La Loma.

Western culture often sees land as a commodity, something from which human beings are separate. What are the resources from our root cultures that show us a healthier way to be in relationship to the land and nature? Come hear stories from Celtic and Scandinavian cultures, and share your own experiences of connection to land.

European American Identity and Culture Workshops

Saturday, April 28, from 9am - 4pm
Place to be determined

Cost $40
Scholarships are available

In this 6 hour workshop, we explore whiteness, modern European American culture, and our root cultures as dimensions of our identity.

We ask such questions as:

  • What are the characteristics of European American culture?
  • What is a healthy cultural identity? How does knowledge of your culture inform your work in communities of many cultures?
  • How does knowledge of your culture help you to be in healthy relationship to those of other cultures?

Contact Janice Barbee at for more information.